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Feds announce funding for aboriginal youth organizations – Winnipeg Free Press

Feds announce funding for aboriginal youth organizations

By: Staff Writer
Posted: 12/10/2010

WINNIPEG – Children of the Earth High School and several other organizations supporting young aboriginals will receive a total of $726,096 from the federal government.

Read more: http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/breakingnews/Feds-announce-funding-for-aboriginal-youth-organizations-104782404.html

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Wellington OPP searching for missing teens – Waterloo Record

Wellington OPP searching for missing teens

October 12, 2010
Record staff

WELLINGTON COUNTY — Wellington County OPP are looking for two teens who ran away after being placed into a home last month.

Read more: http://news.therecord.com/News/Local/article/792178

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Consultations taking place on George River Caribou – St. John’s Telegram

Consultations taking place on George River Caribou

Published on October 12th, 2010

Consultations are taking place in Labrador today and Wednesday on the management of the George River caribou herd. Preliminary census results, from a post-calving census conducted in July 2010, indicated a significant decline in the population, according to government officials. Feedback from the consultations will be used to make decisions regarding revised harvest management approaches.

Read more: http://www.thetelegram.com/News/Local/2010-10-12/article-1840974/Consultations-taking-place-on-George-River-Caribou/1

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Aboriginal court judgment must be honoured – Victoria Times Colonist

Aboriginal court judgment must be honoured
Delgamuukw decision mandated a new relationship with government

By Troy Donovan Hunter, Special to Times Colonist October 12, 2010

Thirteen years ago, the Supreme Court of Canada came out with the Delgamuukw decision on aboriginal title and issued directives to provincial and federal governments.

Read more: http://www.timescolonist.com/business/Aboriginal+court+judgment+must+honoured/3656363/story.html#ixzz129u29XvJ

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A chapel of symbolism – Brant News

A chapel of symbolism

Published: Mon, 11 Oct 2010 by Jason Teakle

Chaplain Rev. Larry Brown says the Mohawk Chapel is full of symbolism.

Brown says the simple white church, which has stood for more than two centuries, represents the relationship between the British monarchy and the people of Six Nations. It also represents the Canadian government’s past policy of Aboriginal assimilation, he says.

Read more: http://www.brantnews.com/news.cfm?page=news&section=read&articleId=8923

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Military could spare some land – Victoria Times Colonist

Military could spare some land

Times Colonist October 12, 2010

Good luck to Aboriginal Affairs Minister George Abbott. He’ll need it if he hopes to pry any land from the Department of National Defence for local First Nations treaty settlements.

Read more: http://www.timescolonist.com/opinion/Military+could+spare+some+land/3656360/story.html?cid=megadrop_story#ixzz129rQnoyJ

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Salaries of First Nations chiefs should be public: MP – National Post

Salaries of First Nations chiefs should be public: MP

Laura Stone, Postmedia News · Saturday, Oct. 2, 2010

The salaries and expenses paid to First Nations chiefs and councillors should be publicly disclosed like those of all other elected representatives in Canada, says a Conservative MP who introduced a private member’s bill on the issue yesterday.

Read more: http://www.nationalpost.com/Salaries+First+Nations+chiefs+should+public/3613389/story.html#ixzz1271kPXYw

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Ministers eye alternative sentences for FASD offenders – CTV

Ministers eye alternative sentences for FASD offenders

The Canadian Press
Date: Monday Oct. 11, 2010

VANCOUVER — Too many people who were brain damaged in the womb when their mothers drank alcohol are ending up in the justice system, and lawyers and judges say it’s time to reconstruct the system.

Read more: http://www.ctv.ca/CTVNews/Canada/20101011/fetal-alcohol-offenders-101110/

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Bathurst caribou plan to help preserve herd – CBC.ca

Bathurst caribou plan to help preserve herd

Last Updated: Monday, October 11, 2010.

A plan to manage the declining Bathurst caribou herd in the Northwest Territories may be one step closer to becoming a reality, after a wildlife review board has weighed in on the proposal.

Read more: http://www.cbc.ca/canada/north/story/2010/10/11/nwt-bathurst-caribou-wekeezhii-report.html#ixzz126uNTiud

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‘Experimental Eskimos’ tells story of attempt to assimilate Inuit kids in 1960s – Winnipeg Free Press

‘Experimental Eskimos’ tells story of attempt to assimilate Inuit kids in 1960s

By: Nelson Wyatt, The Canadian Press
Posted: 10/10/2010

MONTREAL – When federal bureaucrats plucked three smart young Inuit boys from their families in the 1960s and sent them to high school in the south, they probably had little idea that they would help transform Canada.

Read more: http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/canada/breakingnews/experimental-eskimos-tells-story-of-attempt-to-assimilate-inuit-kids-in-1960s-104666574.html

by NationTalk on October 10, 2010697 Views

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Invisible community welcomed for holiday dinner – Edmonton Journal

Invisible community welcomed for holiday dinner
Downtown’s most needy served a little dignity

By Todd Babiak, edmontonjournal.com October 10, 2010

Of all possible holiday themes, gratitude is the purest. We differ over the exact nature of our rituals and deities, or lack thereof, but everyone among us is genuinely thankful for our share of family and friendship, love and beauty, comfort and freedom, community, turkey, tofurkey.

Read more: http://www.edmontonjournal.com/opinion/Todd+Babiak+Invisible+community+welcomed+holiday+dinner/3651257/story.html#ixzz11zSoYAGu

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Beyond the mask and totem pole – Vancouver Sun

Beyond the mask and totem pole
Vancouver is the hub of a $100-million-a-year market in contemporary Northwest Coast native art

By Kevin Griffin, Vancouver Sun October 9, 2010

When British artist Damien Hirst went shopping for a totem pole for his house in Mexico, he set his sights on Vancouver.

Hirst, believed to be the wealthiest artist in the world and for years the enfant terrible of the British art world, found what he was looking for at the Douglas Reynolds Gallery on South Granville…

Read more: http://www.vancouversun.com/travel/Beyond+mask+totem+pole/3649201/story.html

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Five killed in horrific collision – Winnipeg Free Press

Five killed in horrific collision
Noted aboriginal musician only survivor of fiery crash

By: Kevin Rollason and Aldo Santin
Posted: 9/10/2010

Aboriginal music legend Errol Ranville is the lone survivor of a head-on collision near The Pas that killed five people, including his wife, Marcie.

Read more: http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/local/five-killed-in-horrific-collision-104625729.html

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Singer survives crash that killed five – Toronto Sun

Singer survives crash that killed five

By JILLIAN AUSTIN, QMI Agency
Last Updated: October 9, 2010

WINNIPEG – A well-known aboriginal musician was the lone survivor of a fiery highway crash that killed five people in northern Manitoba early Friday morning.

Read more: http://www.torontosun.com/news/canada/2010/10/09/15640336.html

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BC’s first heritage – Montreal Gazette

B.C.’s first heritage
Discover the diversity of West Coast aboriginal culture

By CLAIRE NEWELL, Postmedia News October 9, 2010

British Columbia is home to Canada’s most diverse array of aboriginal bands, languages and societies, and also boasts some of the longest inhabited regions in the world.

Read more: http://www.montrealgazette.com/travel/first+heritage/3648530/story.html

by NationTalk on October 9, 2010647 Views

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Prestigious nod for First Nations lender – Winnipeg Free Press

Prestigious nod for First Nations lender

By: Martin Cash
Posted: 8/10/2010

THE Tribal Wi-Chi-Way-Win Capital Corp. (TWCC) has been chipping away since 1993 at the formidable task of aiding business development within the First Nations in Manitoba — and it survives to tell the tale.

Read more: http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/business/prestigious-nod-for-first-nations-lender-104555439.html

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Prismatic festival celebrates diversity – TheChronicleHerald.ca

Prismatic festival celebrates diversity

By ELISSA BARNARD Arts Reporter
Fri, Oct 8

Shahin Sayadi is not kidding when he says Prismatic has grown into “something much bigger than we thought.”

His Onelight Theatre company started the festival of culturally diverse and aboriginal arts six years ago in Halifax as a one-day round-table discussion.

Read more: http://thechronicleherald.ca/ArtsLife/1205930.html

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Dropping student numbers, less funding – Canada.com

Dropping student numbers, less funding

By Lexi Bainas, The Citizen October 8, 2010

Enrolment is down in the Cowichan Valley School District Schools Superintendent Dan Boudreault told the Board of Education and an interested gallery Wednesday, Oct. 6.

Read more: http://www.canada.com/Dropping+student+numbers+less+funding/3640948/story.html

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First Nations start challenge of provincial tobacco tax restriction – StarPhoenix

First Nations start challenge of provincial tobacco tax restriction

By Joana Draghici, Saskatchewan News Network October 8, 2010

Austin Bear asked a simple question Thursday as he challenged the Saskatchewan government.

Read more: http://www.thestarphoenix.com/news/First+Nations+start+challenge+provincial+tobacco+restriction/3641860/story.html?cid=megadrop_story#ixzz11mhT39Fx

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Change critical for aboriginal education, senators told – Edmonton Journal

Change critical for aboriginal education, senators told

By Sarah O’Donnell, edmontonjournal.com October 8, 2010

EDMOTNON – As Chief Rose Laboucan of the Driftpile First Nation sat before the Senate committee on Aboriginal Peoples with other First Nations leaders Thursday, she had one message she wanted to deliver: The need for change.

Read more: http://www.edmontonjournal.com/business/Change+critical+aboriginal+education+senators+told/3642724/story.html#ixzz11mh1rshh

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Credit deserved, rewarded on reserves – Vancouver Sun

Credit deserved, rewarded on reserves
Bank forming trusting relationships with native band councils

By Don Cayo, Vancouver Sun October 8, 2010

Just because native people who live on reserves don’t have conventional title to their land doesn’t mean they can’t be creditworthy customers, says Stephen Fay, the Bank of Montreal’s national director of aboriginal banking.

Read more: http://www.vancouversun.com/business/Credit+deserved+rewarded+reserves/3642518/story.html#ixzz11mgOolRA

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Flooded Reserve Residents’ Plight is ‘worse than the Third World’ – The Province

Flooded reserve residents’ plight is ‘worse than the Third World’

By Suzanne Fournier, The Province October 7, 2010

Devastated residents of the badly flooded Kingcome Inlet reserve are desperate to return to their homes — but are bogged down by bureaucratic wrangling.

Read more: http://www.theprovince.com/news/Flooded+reserve+residents+plight+worse+than+Third+World/3635867/story.html#ixzz11hvmkSED

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Program Draws Attention – Leader-Post

Program draws attention

By Kerry Benjoe, Leader-Post October 7, 2010

The Aboriginal Police Preparation program (APP) at SIAST is continuing to expand and is drawing some international attention.

Read more: http://www.leaderpost.com/news/Program+draws+attention/3635360/story.html#ixzz11hvJCv11

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Chief Rejects Resignation Call Over Controversy – QMI Agency

Chief rejects resignation call over controversy

By GEORGE MATHEWSON AND SHAWN JEFFORDS, QMI AGENCY

The chief of Walpole Island is rejecting calls for his resignation over a financial controversy that’s erupted on the First Nation.

Joseph Gilbert said he understands some residents are angry about a series of unsuccessful U.S. ventures…

Read more: http://www.chathamdailynews.ca/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=2789424

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Competing for the Students in Ward 8 – Metro Edmonton

Competing for the students in Ward 8

ANDREAS MORSE
METRO EDMONTON
Published: October 07, 2010

The University of Alberta’s North campus attracts thousands of students to Ward 8.

In total there are more than 66,000 people living in the ward’s mature neighbourhoods from the North Saskatchewan to Fox Drive and east to Strathcona County. Further east from the university area, issues include revitalization and school closures.

Read more: http://www.metronews.ca/edmonton/local/article/656173–competing-for-the-students-in-ward-8

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Kahnawake Delays Enforcing Evictions – The Gazette

Kahnawake delays enforcing evictions

Non-Mohawks get reprieve Membership issue has divided community; chief who spearheaded move steps down

By MARIAN SCOTT, The Gazette October 7, 2010

Residents of Kahnawake facing eviction can breathe easy – for now.

The Kahnawake band council is putting expulsions on hold pending public consultations on who has the right to live on the Mohawk reserve.

Read more: http://www.montrealgazette.com/news/Kahnawake+delays+enforcing+evictions/3635182/story.html#ixzz11htV6G8r

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Student Assessment Policy Wise – The Starphoenix

Student assessment policy wise

By Gerry Klein, The StarPhoenix October 7, 2010

Plagiarism isn’t the greatest challenge faced by Saskatchewan’s K-to-12 education system.

And while there probably are many students who turn in assignments late, pass notes at the back of the class, and disrupt their classmates as was the case when my teachers despaired over my future more than 40 years ago, that isn’t be the biggest worry of school divisions or the Education Ministry.

Read more: http://www.thestarphoenix.com/news/Student+assessment+policy+wise/3636303/story.html#ixzz11ht9aXZ1

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B.C. First Nations’ Debt from Negotiations Continues to Rise with No Treaties in Sight – Vancouver Sun

B.C. first nations’ debt from negotiations continues to rise with no treaties in sight

By Kim Pemberton, Vancouver Sun October 7, 2010

The growing debt owed by B.C. aboriginal groups involved in lengthy treaty negotiations is approaching $397 million — a level the province’s treaty commissioner is calling unmanageable and with no end in sight.

Read more: http://www.vancouversun.com/business/first+nations+debt+from+negotiations+continues+rise+with+treaties+sight/3636041/story.html#ixzz11hsfGNtm

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Aboriginal students rally for funding – The Gateway

Aboriginal students rally for funding

October 6, 2010

REGINA (CUP) — Hundreds of supporters roared, clapped, and shook signs in support of indigenous educational rights as part of a week-long campaign to raise support for First Nations students.

Read more: http://thegatewayonline.ca/articles/news/2010/10/06/aboriginal-students-rally-funding

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Talking Circle empowers aboriginal voters – reddeeradvocate.com

Talking Circle empowers aboriginal voters

Published: October 06, 2010

The Red Deer Native Friendship Centre held two events on Tuesday in an attempt to increase voter turnout from the aboriginal community in Red Deer.

Read more: http://www.albertalocalnews.com/reddeeradvocate/news/local/Talking_Circle_empowers_aboriginal_voters__104407654.html

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Aboriginal Education Study Underway – Saskatoonhomepage.ca

Aboriginal Education Study Underway

Tuesday, 05 October 2010

A study on aboriginal education in Canada is aimed at improving the learning experience for First Nations people.

The Standing Senate Committee on Aboriginal Peoples is going through each region, holding public hearings and doing fact-finding missions. The committee is visiting Saskatchewan and Alberta this week.

Read more: http://www.saskatoonhomepage.ca/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=27916&Itemid=421

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Canada’s future depends on Aboriginal youth – Hamilton Spectator

Canada’s future depends on Aboriginal youth

Wed Oct 6 2010

If the future of a country is its youth, then Canada’s future is increasingly Aboriginal. Canada’s Aboriginal youth population is growing at three times the national average. It is and will be a force to be reckoned with. But whether these youth are a force for positive change and economic growth will be determined by the actions all of us take.

Read more: http://www.thespec.com/opinion/article/265012–canada-s-future-depends-on-aboriginal-youth

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Pilot project aims to attract aboriginal women into mining and exploration – Vancouver Sun

Pilot project aims to attract aboriginal women into mining and exploration

By DARAH HANSEN, Vancouver Sun October 6, 2010

Jessica Michell’s world has been full of firsts lately.

The 23-year-old single mom from the small first nations community of Moricetown, northwest of Prince George, is still settling in after a move to Kamloops, where she began classes at Thompson Rivers University in mid-September.

Read more: http://www.vancouversun.com/life/Pilot+project+aims+attract+aboriginal+women+into+mining+exploration/3630847/story.html#ixzz11axEhOcd

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Film critic speaks at Laurier – Brant News

Film critic speaks at Laurier

Published: Sun, 03 Oct 2010

In the history of American film, the true story of North American native peoples was not told, says film critic and CBC Radio broadcaster Jesse Wente.

“Our story has been told by others,” Wente said. “So it really wasn’t our story.”

Read more: http://www.brantnews.com/news.cfm?page=news&section=read&articleId=8878

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Aboriginal Health Conference Begins in Smithers Tomorrow – CJFW

Aboriginal Health Conference Begins in Smithers Tomorrow
Goal to provide better coordination and cooperation

John Crawford
10/4/2010

A three-day conference begins in Smithers tomorrow, focusing on First Nations health care in the northwest.

The theme of the conference is “Unity Toward Health”, and will take place at the Dze L K’ant Friendship Centre.

Read more: http://www.cjfw.ca/News/Story.aspx?ID=1288840

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Students lobby feds to tackle student debt, invest in post-secondary – Montreal Gazette

Students lobby feds to tackle student debt, invest in post-secondary

Postmedia News October 4, 2010

OTTAWA — The Canadian Federation of Students is calling on Ottawa to create a post-secondary education act that would set out the country’s “national vision” for higher education.

Read more: http://www.montrealgazette.com/news/Students+lobby+feds+tackle+student+debt+invest+post+secondary/3620560/story.html#ixzz11Pxf1drS

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Advocates call for national action on missing women – Law Times

Advocates call for national action on missing women

By Tim Naumetz | Publication Date: Monday, 04 October 2010

OTTAWA — The federal government should regard some of the hundreds of documented cases of missing and murdered aboriginal women as a human smuggling issue and develop a national strategy to solve the crimes, says the senior lawyer for the Canadian Civil Liberties Association.

Read more: http://www.lawtimesnews.com/201010047656/Headline-News/Advocates-call-for-national-action-on-missing-women

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Mural honours slain Calgarian woman – Calgary Herald

Mural honours slain Calgarian woman

By Suzanne Wilton, Calgary Herald October 4, 2010

CALGARY – When Gloria Black Plume was stomped to death in a Ramsay alley, local artist Xstine Cook vowed to honour the aboriginal woman with a mural in the southeast inner-city community.

Read more: http://www.calgaryherald.com/news/Mural+honours+slain+Calgarian+woman/3618933/story.html#ixzz11PY7KHrm

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A very long run ends in triumph – Winnipeg Free Press

A very long run ends in triumph

By: Staff Writer
Posted: 4/10/2010

A much lighter Cole Choken ran in triumph onto the legislative building grounds Saturday.

As if giving up pizza and Pepsi and losing 100 pounds weren’t enough, Choken decided to run from Mexico to Manitoba to raise money for cancer research and hopefully inspire others to challenge themselves.

Read more: http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/local/a-very-long-run-ends-in-triumph-104260944.html

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Pickton inquiry seeks aboriginal co-operation – Globe and Mail

Pickton inquiry seeks aboriginal co-operation

Robert Matas
Vancouver— From Monday’s Globe and Mail
Published Sunday, Oct. 03, 2010

The newly appointed Pickton commission has appealed to aboriginal leaders and families of Vancouver’s missing women to co-operate with former attorney-general Wally Oppal after widespread criticism of his appointment and the commission’s terms of reference.

Read more: http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/british-columbia/pickton/pickton-inquiry-seeks-aboriginal-co-operation/article1740585/

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Polishing speech skills ‎- North Bay Nugget

Polishing speech skills

The North Bay Nugget – Laura Pudas

Speech pathologists of the Thunder Bay District Health Unit have teamed up with Dilico Anishinabek Family Care to form the Nitam Giigidowin project.

The pilot project was formed in February to offer speech language services to aboriginal children before the age of five. It is scheduled to continue until June of 2012.

Read more: http://www.nugget.ca/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=2783033

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Regional first nations chiefs to seek input on electoral-reform legislation – Globe and Mail

Regional first nations chiefs to seek input on electoral-reform legislation

Globe and Mail
Friday, Oct. 01, 2010

Aboriginal chiefs from Atlantic Canada and Manitoba say they will conduct national consultations to reform elections on first nations reserves, arguing the current system is antiquated and paternalistic.

Read more: http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/atlantic/regional-first-nations-chiefs-to-seek-input-on-electoral-reform-legislation/article1739388/

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A year of gains, hope for future – TheChronicleHerald.ca

A year of gains, hope for future
Native culture better promoted, rights need work, leaders say

By MICHAEL LIGHTSTONE Staff Reporter
Sat, Oct 2

Native elders and children with their parents marked Mi’kmaq Treaty Day at Province House in Halifax Friday with Nova Scotia’s government leaders, military personnel and others.

Read more: http://thechronicleherald.ca/NovaScotia/1204830.html

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Aboriginal HIV rates disturbing – Winnipeg Free Press

Aboriginal HIV rates disturbing

By: Editorial
Posted: 2/10/2010

Health professionals are making greater effort to track and document the spread of HIV in Manitoba, and the picture that is emerging is disturbing. The growing rate of infection among the province’s aboriginal population is hammering home the prescient fears of a few native leaders decades ago.

Read more: http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/opinion/editorials/aboriginal-hiv-rates-disturbing-104200329.html

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Aboriginal schooling shameful: MacDonald – Toronto Sun

Aboriginal schooling shameful: MacDonald
Facilities are awful or non-existent, kids are often years behind. The time for action is now

By MOIRA MACDONALD, Toronto Sun
Last Updated: October 2, 2010

Shannen Koostachin died a long way from home.

The beautiful and promising 15-year-old was killed last spring when the mini-van she was a passenger in was hit by a transport truck south of New Liskeard, Ont.

Read more: http://www.torontosun.com/comment/columnists/moira_macdonald/2010/10/01/15553486.html

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Group Claims Police Mistreating Aboriginals – Postmedia News

Group Claims Police Mistreating Aboriginals

By Laura Baziuk, Postmedia News October 1, 2010

The B.C. Civil Liberties Association has released two new videos showing RCMP officers using force on prisoners to punctuate its demand that the chief of police in Williams Lake steps down over the RCMP’s allegedly strained relationship with aboriginal men in that city.

Read more: http://www.canada.com/Group+claims+police+mistreating+aboriginals/3607990/story.html

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New Native Casino Off to ‘historic’ Start – Winnipeg Free Press

New native casino off to ‘historic’ start
Minnesota band to run Swan Lake complex

By: Matt Goerzen
Posted: 1/10/2010

CARBERRY — Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs Grand Chief Ron Evans lauded a new agreement with the Minnesota-based Red Lake Band of Chippewa Indians to manage the future Spirit Sands Casino — what he called an “historic” achievement for Manitoba First Nations.

Read more: http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/local/new-native-casino-off-to-historic-start-104138239.html

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Conservative Policies Create Intolerable Situation – The Starphoenix

Conservative policies create intolerable situation

By Doug Cuthand, The StarPhoenix October 1, 2010

The Assembly of First Nations declared last week as the National Week of Action on Education.

The resumption of Parliament and the vote on the long gun registry overshadowed First Nations’ demonstrations, but in the long run the education issue is of greater urgency.

Read more: http://www.thestarphoenix.com/news/Conservative+policies+create+intolerable+situation/3607745/story.html#ixzz118XymqEr

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A Plan for NAN – Appoint a Voting Co-ordinator – netnewsledger.com

A Plan for NAN – Appoint a Voting Co-ordinator

Published on October 1, 2010 by James Murray

THUNDER BAY – Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) is a political territorial organization representing 49 First Nation communities throughout the province of Ontario. The moves by the Ontario Liberals, and Premier Dalton McGuinty in the north over the Far North Act and the appointment of a “Ring of Fire” co-ordinator have infuriated NAN leadership.

Read more: http://netnewsledger.com/?p=2906

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New centre a ‘depository for cultural wisdom’ – Winnipeg Free Press

New centre a ‘depository for cultural wisdom’

By: Bruce Owen
Posted: 1/10/2010

IT will be the front door to the huge wilderness area on the east side of Lake Winnipeg and a place where anyone can learn how aboriginal people lived before Europeans ever stepped foot in this part of the world.

Read more: http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/local/new-centre-a-depository-for-cultural-wisdom-104138034.html

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